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|Levin Model 325|
The Model 325 was available in three different versions:
Fully acoustic - 325
With 1 pickup - 325/M1
With 2 pickups - 325/M2
Specifications: (all versions)
Body width: 450 mm.
Body length: 530 mm.
Scale length: 630 mm.
Hand carved top.
Spruce top with undetermined bracing.
Flame maple back & sides.
4-ply bound top with single-bound f-holes.
Mahogany bolt-on neck with adjustable truss rod.
Metal truss rod cover with a star and "1900".
Single-bound headstock with mother-of-pearl inlay.
Most with no headstock logo 1957-1959.
Single-bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl block inlay.
Gold plated hardware.
Ten year warranty.
White DeArmond pickup in neck position.
2 clear speed knobs on lower treble bout.
2 white DeArmond pickups.
3 knobs (2 volume & 1 master tone) on lower treble bout.
Master volume knob on cutaway bout.
3-way pickup selector switch on upper bass bout.
Introduced: ca 1957
Earliest known example: 362868 (1957 - 325/M1)
No star or "1900" on truss rod cover (star and "1900" used until ca 1962).
xxxxxx (1959 - 325)
387811 (1959 - 325)
401228 (1959 - 325)
401784 (1959 - 325/M2)
Van Gent tuners (Kolb tuners used until ca 1963).
Black DeArmond Dynasonic pickups (white DeArmonds used until ca 1961).
Neck pickup moved closer to neck (old placement used until ca 1962).
Clear ribbed gold metal capped knobs over numbered gold metal washer (clear speed knobs used until ca 1961).
402500 (1960 - 325)
405239 (1960 - 325/M2)
xxxxxx (1961 - 325/M2) - (changed knobs)
413528 (1961 - 325/M2) - (changed knobs)
419285 (1961 - 325/M2)
4 knobs on lower treble bout (no knob on cutaway bout).
Thinbody version available (at least one made): 436727 (1963 - 325/M2 Thinbody) - (changed switch tip)
439946 (1964 - 325/M2) - (changed tailpiece and bridge)
Changed pickguard bracket design (old style still mainly used).
449317 (1965 - 325/M2) - (changed knobs, missing pickguard)
Latest known example: 481343 (1967 - 325/M2)